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£29,793 to £31,725 Per year Appointments will normally be based at the bottom point of the salary scale.
30 April 2021 09:25:00
Closing Date:
17 May 2021 17:00:00

Based within Learning & Development, Headquarters
Scale SO1 - £29,793.00 - £31,725.00
37 hrs per week



Applications are invited for the post of Standard Police Driving Instructor based at Headquarters, Penrith.

The role will be to deliver high quality driver training to standard level and other associated specialist training when required.  Demonstration, assessment and associated specialised skills to police officers and police staff personnel, thus enabling staff to be equipped to respond to immediate response, possibly pursuit and day-to-day driving duties.

Applicants will be required to successfully complete a 6-week police Standard car instructors’ course, Standard response car driving course and Advanced car driving course. These courses may be undertaken out of force. Candidates must have the appropriate skills to develop individuals and support student centred learning.

For further information and to discuss the role please contact via 101 (Cumbria) Mr Marko Zutic on 48839 or Inspector Charlotte Nutter on 42619

Each stage must be successfully completed in order to progress through the process.

The selection process for applicants will be –

1. Written theory test on Highway Code > 85%

2. Assessed drive

3. Instructional ability test

4. Classroom presentation

5. Interview

The successful applicant will be expected to pass a Police Car Instructor Course.  The course may be undertaken out of force and will last for 6 weeks. Dates to be confirmed.

The successful applicant will be expected to pass a Standard car and Advanced car driving course.     


Please refer to the attached Job Profile and Person Specification for further details of the role and the essential criteria.


Please note this process will use the Competency and Values Framework for policing (CVF) Personal Qualities.  Please refer to the attached Framework for further details.


Cumbria Constabulary continues to keep Cumbria safe by our staff and officers providing excellent services in partnership with other agencies. Staff jobs are evaluated through the HAY scheme and whilst pay is a strong factor in any recruitment; we can offer the total package, which includes the strong reputational and cultural image of the Constabulary, career progression opportunities including training and development and a wide range of benefits, for further details please click on the following link:


We are already a high performing force, with our staff delivering excellent service on a daily basis. We have outstanding people who work tirelessly to serve our communities. The Code of Ethics sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see and applies to every individual who works in policing, whether a warranted officer, member of police staff, volunteer or someone contracted to work in a police force, for further details please click on the following link:


We are committed to the development and promotion of equal opportunities for all.  Due to their under representation, applications are particularly welcomed from eligible minority group candidates.


The closing date for this post is 5pm on Monday 17th May 2021.


* Appointment to all posts is subject to vetting checks some of which may be enhanced


Application forms can be completed online and emailed to  or alternatively returned by post to the following address: Employee Services Department, Cumbria Constabulary Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AU.


To apply for this vacancy please refer to the attached application form and application form guidance


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